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Brewed by Greene King
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Bury St. Edmunds, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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Available filtered and pasteurised in 500ml bottles.
"Old Bob is a noted strong premium ale. Only the finest East Anglian pale ale malt and fuggles hops are used to create this full-bodied, rich and spicy beer."
A Ridley’s beer, brewed at Greene King since late 2005.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - OCT 16, 2004
500ml bottle, no BBD Brown/amber hue, slight white head. Big nose of dark chocolate & rum. Ever had one of those Swiss chocolates with rum in the middle? That’s the smell. A little cob-web mixed in with toffee, butter, almonds, carmel....all this hits the palate with this well-bodied beer...maybe some fig or other dark fruit-type character as well. Its like a pecan pie crust that you wash down with bitter coffee. Nothing simple or mellow about this beer. Did somebody pour Frangelico in my beer?! Really, I like it...big, intense, warming(but not alcoholic). Nice special occasion, Thanksgiving day type of beer, but only in small doses. I split the 500ml and that was good. I could’ve managed the whole bottle, but wouldn’t have really wanted a second.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2004
clear orangey copper, lacey beige head. aroma of fermenting dough, celery, orange cocoa powder, toffee, raisin and malt. the flavour holds earthy orange flavour with chocolate, dried fruit and caramel. sweet malt and mild carbo lead to earthy finish. nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MiP (13596) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2008 Bottle. Fresh, acidic/flowery aroma. Very malty flavour with some roasted/coffee notes. 7 4 7 3 16

Bottle at ÅBF08. Weak hop aroma. Clear chestnut colour. Very small white head. Good hop flavour, nicely grassy. Distinct bitterness in finish. Very good for a bottle. 6 3 6 3 14

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2004
Amber-Brown with nice head. Good balance: malt, toffee, bitter. A nice one!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crockett (1007) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2004
Pours clear amber with a big tan foamy head. Lots of lace. Rich roasted and toffee aroma. Herbal with notes of chocolate, orange oil and mint. Long malty finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 28, 2004
500 mL bottle: dark, clear brown amber, frothy off-tan head that forms an interesting plateau in the middle as it falls…herbal, floral aroma with hints of citrus, cedar and pine. Wonderfully developed malt body: sweet flowers, anise, chewy fruits, and malty-toffee. The long maltiness gives way to an even, fresh hop bitterness…this beer is wonderfully balanced: not overly strong in the alcohol department, well placed bitterness and enough malt to wrap it all together…I would love to give it a go on cask.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2004
Amber coloured. Fruity and slightly spicy aroma. Rather grassy flavour. Some bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2004
Hoppy aroma. The color is amber with a white head. The taste is sweet and malty with a wellbalanced hoppy palate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 29, 2004
Clean amber color. Strange aroma, malty and fruity (red apples) and some alcohol, quite sweet. Not very complex but interesting; the malt comes with some light red apple fruitness, but most of all there is a good (partially aromatic) hopping, strong and very long at the end; the final is also characterized by a good and strong caramel character. Very good body structure.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
veronika (410) - SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2004
Aroma from yeast, sweet and rotten fruit. Sweet flavor, nothing to remember...


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